The 2017 Eurovision opening ceremony is expected to be held in the territory of St. Sophia Cathedral. This decision was made during a meeting of the international song contest organizers, the press service of the National Television Company of Ukraine (HTKY) reports.
So, the red carpet will run through the Sophia Square, but the official ceremony will take place in St. Sophia Cathedral known worldwide as a monument of UNESCO cultural heritage.
“St.Sophia Cathedral is not acting as a temple. It is a museum now. Therefore, we will not break any religious feelings of believers,” said the Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration Alexei Reznikov.
Another official Eurovision location is Euroclub, which will be arranged at Parkovyi Congress and Exhibition Centre with private parties for members of delegations of the participating countries.
The location of the Eurocity will be announced in February next year.
What’s more, Kyiv intends to organize many other additional entertainments.
It was reported earlier that the preparation for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be launched in October. The song contest is to be held on the left bank of Kyiv in May next year.
The Kyiv City Administration promised to remove all illegal illegally installed stalls, which may be in the path of tourists, repair roads and put in order all the parks.